Stitches In Bloom

Stitches in Bloom

Quilters from all over Oregon and southern Washington state represented at the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show last weekend, filling up the garden's exhibition hall with nearly 200 quilts. The Studio Art Quilt Associates also debuted their special exhibit called "Oregon: State of Diversity II". I spent a few hours at the show, here's what I found interesting.

In the modern category: 
"Bamboo" by Helen Gabriel, Woodburn, quilted by Patricia Bates

"Heather Ross Improv" by Lara Giles, Oak Grove

close-up, "Heather Ross Improv" by Lara Giles, Oak Grove

"Pinkescent" by Lisa Jorgensen, Silverton, quilted by Loretta Orsborn

"I Love Paris" by Dawn White, Portland, quilted by Melissa Hoffman

close-up, "I Love Paris" by Dawn White, Portland, quilted by Melissa Hoffman

"Half Square Triangle" by Ellen Hemment, Rhodendron, quilted by Dennis Dries

"Tequila Sunrise" by Cherly Jordan, Corvallis
a little bit of political quilting:
"Obama Orange" by Theresa Valentine, Corvalis
close-up, "Obama Orange" by Theresa Valentine, Corvalis
and amazing art quilts from SAQA:
"Falling Water" by Carol Heist, Silverton

close-up "Falling Water" by Carol Heist, Silverton
"Aspen Storm Watch" by Gerrie Congdon, Portland

"Sentinel" by Kathy Blondell, Portland
"Fire" by Diane English, Eugene

Modern Quilts requested for Stitches in Bloom quilt show

Hey Oregonians, a show of quilty goodness is coming to Silverton right in the middle of winter, when we'll need it most. Mary, the show coordinator, says she would love to see lots of modern quilts in this January show.

Read more and find links for quilt entry at the Oregon Garden website. The deadline is January, so there's plenty of time to finish up whatever you're working on now!